03032019-ATR-01.qxd 02-03-2019 23:58 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE CBSE ENGLISH EXAM OFF PATTERN, STUDENTS BAFFLED PAGE 2 The literature section of question papers didn’t have choices, which should have been as per the pattern. FORECAST THUNDERSTORM WITH RAIN INBRIEF BJP’S VIJAY SANKALP RALLY Amritsar: A Vijay Sankalp bike rally was organised by district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party under the leadership of BJP’s Punjab unit head Shwait Malik on Saturday. Malik said, “The BJP has listed a set of events for the promotional purposes and the bike rally is one of them. Our country is in safe hands of PM Modi and we all are our proud of the Army.” BJP district president Anand Sharma and youth district president Gautam Arora were also present. TNS FARMERS BLOCK HIGHWAY Tarn Taran: The Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), Punjab, continued its state-level ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation on Saturday. They are demanding full debt waiver for farmers and labourers and implementation of Dr Swaminathan Commission’s recommendations on crop prices. As many as 101 workers offered themselves for arrest, but the district administration denied the same. The protesters blocked the traffic on the National Highways 54 in front of the district administrative complex. Women workers of the KMSC too participated in the agitation. Satnam Singh Pannu, state president, flayed the administration for not redressing their grievances. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.30 DIESEL ~66.52 MAYOR ANNOUNCES SEVERAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS The development projects will be inaugurated in a few days and completed this month. MAX 20°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:30 PM Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 2 High drama was witnessed in the court complex when the proclaimed offender (PO) wing of the local police arrested a youth while he was going to a court, along with his family members, in connection with a case registered against him a couple of years ago. The moment the cops dragged him towards the court complex police post, his family members, including women, resisted their attempt claiming that he had reached a compromise with the opposite group so he was here to document the same before the court. According to the family, the police didn’t hear them and dragged Harish, a proclaimed offender, towards the police post. During this, two women sustained injuries while one of them fell unconscious at the police post, leaving the cops baffled. She was given first aid at the court’s property room. The policemen heaved a sigh of relief after regained consciousness. An onlooker captured the entire episode in his mobile phone. The footage reached Police Commissioner SS Srivastav who assured an inves- A woman shows injury marks on her wrist and another (below) in a room in the court complex in Amritsar on Saturday. tigation. The police team was headed by Inspector Harish Kumar and ASI Palwinder Singh who were in civvies. Sonu, a resident of Bhagtanwala, said her relative Harish was booked in 2017 in connection with a dispute. Kulwinder Singh was murdered at Jandiala Guru on August 25 last year COUNCILLOR'S KIN The deceased, Kulwinder Singh, alias Kinda, was husband of Kanwaljit Kaur, Congress councillor from ward number 6, Jandiala Guru Nagar Council. The accused, too, are said to be from the same party. The accused, equipped with sharp weapons, had killed Kulwinder on August 25, 2018. Though cops were present at the spot when the scuffle broke out, they couldn't control the situation and this resulted in the suspension of four cops. Several suspects are still at large. ❝The accusedawerein New arrested during raid Delhi after specific inputs and cyber surveillance. The remaining accused will be arrested soon. ❞ Two murders suspects in police custody on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Amritsar, March 2 Six months after the murder of a Congress councillor’s husband, the Amritsar rural police nabbed two prime suspects during a raid near the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Those arrested have been identified as Pargat Singh and Harjinder Singh. The raiding police party was led by a DSP-rank official. A group of persons, equipped with sharp weapons, had killed Kulwinder Singh, alias Kinda, at Jandiala Guru on August 25, 2018. Kinda’s wife Kanwaljit Kaur is ward number 6 councillor for the Jandiala Guru Nagar Council. She had won elections as Inde- SUNRISE MONDAY 6:55 AM Cops arrest accused who was about to appear before a court PK Jaiswar pendent, but later joined the Congress party. The opposite group also belongs to the Congress. The spot turned into a police cantonment with heavy police force deputed there in order to control the situation as the victim’s family members and their supporters launched a protest against the gruesome murder. As per the police complaint, Vijay Kumar Malhotra, the complainant, stated that his nephew Honey Malhotra, who had a shop in Balmiki Chowk in Jandiala Guru, had an altercation with the one of the accused, identified as Reshel Saini. He said Kinda was among his guests. When Kinda along with other councillors Amarjit Singh, Prabhjot Singh and Randhir Parampal Singh, SSP Singh arrived at his home and stood outside, the accused, led by another Congress leader, Sanjiv Kumar, attacked him. They dragged him to a distance and brutally thrashed him. They hacked him to death and fled the scene. Besides Sanjiv Kumar (son of Madan Lal) and Reshel Saini, those booked include Sanjiv Kumar (son of Sukhchain Lal), Reshel’s father Rajdeep Saini, Krishna Kumar, Pargat Singh, Honey Singh, Rajinder Singh, Rakesh Kumar, Krishna Arora and two unknown persons. The police had later suspended four cops, including an additional SHO, SubInspector Palwinder Singh, for dereliction of duty. Others placed under suspension included ASI Agyapal Singh, posted as in-charge Majitha town, constables Mukhwinder Singh and Dharminder Singh, both attached with a team of the police control room (PCR). The cops had reached the spot when the quarrel started, but failed to handle the situation appropriately that resulted in the murder. Parampal Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, said the family members and the supporters of the deceased had met him around a week ago and he promised to nab the culprits soon. He said a raid was conducted in New Delhi after specific inputs and cyber surveillance. He said the remaining accused would be arrested soon. c m y b ROHITASHV SAYS HIS WIFE IS HIS BIGGEST SUPPORT PAGE 4 Rohitashv Gour, playing role of Manmohan Tiwari in Bhabi ji Ghar Par Hai, recently celebrated his marriage anniversary. PO’s family, cops scuffle at court complex, 2 hurt 2 held for murder of Cong leader’s spouse Tribune News Service PAGE 2 After some court hearings, both the groups agreed for compromise. Both the groups decided to appear in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge for compromise. “On Saturday, when they were going to the court, policemen in civvies arrested Harish. We tried to explain it them, but they did not pay heed and dragged him to the court complex police post,” she said. She alleged that the cops also manhandled and injured the women accompanying him. While intervening, Tanisha fell down and the cops “kicked” her, she alleged. Inspector Harish Kumar refuted the allegations of manhandling and thrashing the women. He pointed out that Harish, his nakesake, was a proclaimed offender so he was arrested. “Even if they were going for a compromise, he is still a proclaimed offender as per documents. The women obstructed us from discharging our duties,” he added. Police Commissioner SS Srivastav said the documents were being verified and further investigation was under way. He said appropriate action would be take following the probe. 14 booked for attempt to murder Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 2 The Rajasansi police have booked around 14 persons for murder attempt. They are said to have barged into a house and thrashed several persons over a land dispute on Tuesday. They also fired at Rajinderpal Singh of Rajasansi who sustained a bullet injury in his leg. The case was registered on Friday evening after attempts to make both parties strike a compromise failed. Those booked were identified as Kanwal Ranbir Singh, Baljinder Singh of Rajasansi, Manbir Singh of Khurmania village, Davinder Singh of Darajke village, Satinderbir Singh, Sanjiv Singh of Bagge Khurd village, Pardeep Singh of Kukkranwala village and Sukhjinder Singh of Khurmania village. Rajinderpal stated to the police that he, along with his brother Inderpal Singh, nephew Manviinder Singh and kin Hardeep Singh, was sitting in his house when the accused attacked them. They were armed with firearms and sharp weapons. He alleged that Davinder Singh asked his accomplices to teach them a lesson for not transferring some property to him. The police have registered a case under Sections 307, 452, 324, 323, 148, 149 of the Indian Penal Code and 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act. No arrest has been made so far, said Bharat Bhushan, SHO, Rajansansi police station. The complainant said the accused should be given exemplary punishment. SUNDAY | 3 MARCH 2019 | AMRITSAR Harbir Singh is MC Commissioner Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 2 Harbir Singh, an IAS officer of 2013 batch, has been appointed Commissioner of the MC. Sonali Giri has been transferred to Hoshiarpur. Earlier, Singh had the charge of Hoshiarpur Municipal Corporation. Giri, an IAS officer of 2009 batch, had joined the city MC in November 2017. It was her second posting in the holy city as she had held the same charge in 2015 as well. Giri has been the only woman to head the Amritsar Municipal Corporation which was constituted in 1977. Giri, who hails from Harbir Singh Lucknow, is also credited for devising the smart voting application ‘I-vote’ along with her husband Vipul Ujwal, who is also an IAS officer. MC allots land for cemetery Amritsar, March 2 The Christian community has finally got a cemetery in the city. The community members had been demanding it for the last 10 years. Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu and MC Commissioner Sonali Giri allotted around one acre of land (8 kanal and 13 sq yard) at Bhrariwal on Saturday. Francis Bhatti, a local leader of the community, thanked Rintu, Om Parkash Soni and Younis Kumar. The community had a cemetery at Qila Gobindgarh. Before the renovation of the fort and development of the area, the government took the land. Francis Bhatti said, “Christians in the city have been facing a tough time due to the absence of a cemetry for the community.” — TNS No entry for visitors at airport Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 2 Authorities at the Shri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport barred the entry for visitors here on Saturday. Following the directions of the government, airport officials urged the visitors not to accompany the passengers as they would not be allowed to enter the main building. The movement of flights and other operations are normal at the airport, but in the wake of tension with Pakistan, the government has taken some security measures, said an official. Manoj Chansoria, Director, Shri Guru Ramdas International Airport said, “Normally, there is a visitor entry ticket which allows the family and friends of passengers to be Airport authorities have urged the visitors not to accompany the passengers as they will not be allowed in the main building. with them in a separate area for departure and arrival. Now, we have stopped the entry to visitor’s hall till fur- ther notice.” Apart from this, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has beefed up the security at the airport.
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